|MaDonna Gunderson, 74|
|Written by TRF Times|
Warroad - MaDonna Gunderson, 74, died on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Warroad Care Center, Warroad.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, at Oak Park Lutheran Church, Oklee, with Rev. Joseph Abrahamson officiating. Casket bearers include Mike Jury, Steve Appel, Joe Appel, Arne Rantanen, Gerald Larson and Ronald Rustan. Interment will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Deer Park Township, Pennington County.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church, Wednesday.
MaDonna Elaine Lundeen was born August 30, 1931 in Grand Forks, N.D., the daughter of Oscar and Selma Marie (Haaven) Lundeen. She was baptized October 4, 1931 at Augusta Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, N.D., and confirmed July 14, 1946 at Oak Park Lutheran Church. She had two sisters Sharon and Gloria. MaDonna attended a country school called Dist. 34 and later went to High School in Thief River Falls, graduating in 1949. Growing up MaDonna liked to drive tractor and help out her dad. Once she fell asleep while driving and made a new pattern in the field.
On October 19, 1949, MaDonna was united in marriage to Norman Hanson at Oak Park Lutheran Church. To this union they had four children, Roger, Barry, Diane and Vanessa. Norman died December 1, 2003.
MaDonna married Melford Gunderson, August 1, 1971 at Sisseton, S.D. The couple owned a drag line service, where she was the bookkeeper. MaDonna also learned a new job, she said it took some time but she learned to operate a 22B dragline. Melford died April 26, 1985.
She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sewing, painting by numbers, puzzles and of course visiting. MaDonna could make the best klub, lefsa and bread.
She is survived by children, Roger (Linda Crompton) Hanson of Big Lake, Diane (Mike) Jury of Thief River Falls, Barry Hanson of Thief River Falls, Vanessa (Steve) Appel of Thief River Falls; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Gloria Rustan and Sharon (Eddie) Larson, all of Oklee.